Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Dubrovnik Airport terminal takes shape

Construction work on new terminal to be completed by October

The multi million euro expansion of Dubrovnik Airport is in full swing, with construction of the new Terminal C building to be completed on schedule this October. The new terminal will stretch over 24.181 square metres and have the capacity to handle 3.5 million passengers per year, according to the project outline. Furthermore, it will feature an additional two air bridges. The new facility is located next to the existing Terminal B building. Once all work is completed, the two will be combined into a single functioning unit. The Croatian Minister for Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butković, said, "This project is impressive. Together with the new terminal in Zagreb, this is the largest infrastructure project in Croatia. We are very pleased that work will be completed in October".

Under construction (yellow)

The new terminal is part of a major 274 million euro expansion, which includes the construction of new storage facilities, access roads, a car park and the lengthening of the runway and taxiways. The airport plans to begin work on expanding its apron and taxiways later this year, while the overhaul of the runway is scheduled for next winter. The entire expansion project is to be completed in 2019 and is largely financed through EU structural funds. The project will cater for future growth in traffic and improve safety and service standards. Dubrovnik Airport's current terminal building, opened in 2010, stretches over 13.700 square metres. It has the capacity to handle two million passengers per year. In addition, the airport installed two air bridges at the beginning of last year, becoming the first in Croatia to feature them.

Terminal C

Dubrovnik Airport is preparing for an extremely busy summer season with a handful of airlines launching new services to the city, among which are Turkish Airlines, Volotea, Air Berlin, Niki and Transavia, while many carriers will boost frequencies on existing seasonal flights. During the peak summer months, Dubrovnik will cater for wide-body jets, including the Boeing 767-300 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A total of 54 airlines from 24 countries will maintain flights to the city. The airport estimates it will see passenger growth of 3.5% in 2016, after handing a record 1.693.934 travellers last year. Croatia Airlines plans to resume flights between Dubrovnik and Frankfurt next winter season following a three year hiatus. Dubrovnik argues that year-round flights, operated by Croatia Airlines, are vital for easing the highly seasonal passenger flow at the airport. Currently, over 85% of all travellers are handled during the peak summer months.



CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS (click to enlarge)


87 comments:

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    1. Combined Airport will have capacity of around 6.0 million pax, although 7-8 million is quite feasible too, without any future expansion required. @38000sqm Dubrovnik Airport terminal is 2nd largest in Croatia and 3rd or 4th in Ex-Yu behind Skopje, no idea how big Pristina Airport is, I know Belgrade is 32000sqm and suppose to expand by additional 6000sqm~ and further 11500sqm at some point, have these expansions been implemented I have no idea.

      1. Zagreb 67000sqm Terminal 2, 17500sqm Termminal 1.
      2. Belgrade 32000sqm + 6000 + 11500sqm planned expnasions
      3. Skopje - 40000sqm
      4. Dubrovnik - 38000sqm
      5. Pristina - 38000sqm ?
      6. Split - 37000sqm combined when expansion completed.
      2. (potentially) Ljubljana - 50 000sqm combined when new terminal completed ? When ....
      8. Sarajevo - 20000sqm once full expansion is implemented.




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    2. Pristina has 42.000 m2 so even today it is bigger than Belgrade.

      today Belgrade is 3rd, in 2017 it will be 4th (Zagreb will be far the biggest), and in 2019 it will be 5th (after Dubrovnik expansion finish).

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  2. Well done Dubrovnik. Split has to catch up big time. They are constantly delaying their expansion and with more and more passengers this will be a horrid summer when it comes to paxex. Expect long check-in lines coming out of the terminal. So congrats to DBV. Split take note.

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  3. Well that was quick. Didn't they start building last winter?

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  4. It will be a great year for Dubrovnik. Is there any truth to the rumors that Qatar Airways will start flights to DBV?

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    1. That would be fantastic. Anymore details? Thanks :)

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    2. sorry, I can't say, but it's a reliable information coming from one of the senior managers from Qatar Airways.

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    3. Not this year, maybe 2017. But only vaguely maybe at present.

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    4. Anyway SPU has far more chances at getting it and I doubt they will launch any other destination until ZAG is double daily on an A320 and A332/787.

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    5. Ove godine kreće jedan veliki igrač kakva 2017. Nije Qatar. :)))

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    6. qatar ove godine ide sigurno u dbv. a za drugog igrača, hint please ? :) :)

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    7. Quit teasing guys and give us some more info :D

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    8. Are we talking long haul or short haul for the "big player"?

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    9. Verovatno misli na EK kako ce doci u ZAG i BEG.
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    10. pozlatile ti se riječi INN-NS :)

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    11. EK is not coming nor is QRMarch 29, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      so many freaken dreamers on this site. EK does not give a single fu.k about this region whether you like to hear that or not.
      Its funny how people have been bringing EK to the region for the last 8 years. I guess you are trying to break the 10 year mark ;)

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    12. gle, osobno vodio sastanak s delegacijom QR vezano uz neka druga pitanja (hoteli) i na svoje uši čuo...DBV će se dogoditi htio ti to sebi priznati ili ne... :)

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    13. Nije istina da EK ne zanima ovaj region pogotovo znamo kako im dobro ide Kargo u BEG, isto tako nije nemoguce da dodju u ZAG i BEG.
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    14. "Nije istina da EK ne zanima ovaj region pogotovo znamo kako im dobro ide Kargo u BEG"
      While I am sure there cargo between Serbia and UAE, I am pretty sure there is no direct EK cargo flights to and from Serbia other than a few charters which carry weapons.
      On the topic of weapons charters I have found a number of pictures on twitter and facebook of Serbian and Croatian weapons used in battlefields in Syria by the "moderate rebels" or in reality terrorists. Few months ago there was a big shipment of weapons from Nis with 3 US air force Boing C-17. Weapons which I have seen are Zastava M02 Coyote (machine gun supplied by Serbia), old Yugoslav shells (various types), RAK-12 (Crotian MRL), M80 Zolja (supplied by Croatia), Grad rockets (supplied by Bulgaria). This is aviation blog, so sorry if I went too much into weapons haha, but if anybody wants more info let me know. I am stating facts btw, not trying to get too political and go into what is right and wrong.

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    15. QR starting DBV this year but decided to skip summer which is the only part of the year when anybody can make money on DBV? Or u think they will announce services two weeks prior to the first flight? Or start in November maybe? Come on...as I said, maaaaaybe next year. QR delegations say a lot round the world...doesnt mean it always instantly materializes. Just as with other airlines.

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    16. Yes, anonymous 6:00 AM, QR starting flights to DBV this year after the season, believe it or not!

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  5. Looking absolutely perfect, possibly the best looking airport terminal in the region!

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  6. What kind of material are they using for the roof? Is that tin? Overall looks good, similar to the terminal B so they will go great together. I was there last year in the height of summer. Very quick check-in and security and nice duty free. Kind staff too.

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    1. So the exact opposite of SPU?

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    2. I haven't been to SPU but judging by comments here and elsewhere and the photos I've seen of messy and very long lines I would say yes.

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    3. If you ever want to experience Hell on earth go and fly out of SPU on a Saturday during the high season. When you see the traffic and the queues you will weep.

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    4. may be it is worse on some weekdays because they usually have more staff available on Saturdays and more night ops on weekends..

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    5. I don't understant when you all say "Split take a note"!It's not the municipality of my city that must build a new terminal,your complains to the government of croatia!!

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    6. Really? How comes it that Government of Croatia obligation. Local government owns 40% of airport at least is their obligation to make 40% investment. Government of Croatia did not have money for Zagreb and that is why we have concession now. As there was no money for Zagreb for sure there should not be money for Split. Solution: Split also must go to concession like Zagreb.

      And there are lot of things that Split can do without huge investment:

      1. What about huge space below new parking stands? Why SPU is not use that for offices, restaurants, rent'a'car and other facilities and use space in main building for passengers? It is empty now and there is huge space of some 6.000 m2

      2. Why SPU is not open 24 hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 05-24 on other days? That will for sure give more space for operations. That will for sure be huge help especially for general aviation.

      3. Why they don't use same space in Divulje air base in top season especially for ECA (now they take 3-4 spots in platform and there is no need for that as Divulje has huge platform with all logistics).

      So, it is just an excuse. With small investments and some work to be done, they can make much more space and slots in SPU.

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    7. Is there anywhere where we can see the financial state of Croatian airports? None of them ever report their profit margins. Could give us more information why Split expansion has been delayed so many times.

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    8. Dear anon 12:18PM you must be jealous,like it or not my city-split-is number one tourist destination of croatia and contributes so much in croatia revenues!So it is the state obligation to build a new terminal!

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    9. Is it? Split has less tourist than Zagreb and even less overnights. If you count catchment area also Zagreb airport (Medjimurje, Zagorje, Varazdin, Zagreb, Zagreb county, Karlovac, Sisak, Virovitica, Bjelovar, Koprivnica, Slavonski Brod and Požega conuty) has more tourist than Split county (Zadar county and Dubrovnik county has their airports and Šibenik county is partly flying throw Zadar and partly throw Split).

      And of course it is not only tourism that only count. Economics is also trade, industry, services... and here Zagreb and surrounding is much bigger than Split.

      And Croatia did not have obligation to invest in Zagreb airport. So, it should not invest in Split airport also, but on same pattern would give it to concession.

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    10. Zagreb airport about 2,580,000 passengers all year around and as you said it serves so many regions.Split airport about 1,960,000 passengers mostly in the summer season and just the surrounding region as you also said!So proportional split is the winner!!GOODBYE!!!

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    11. Split has the sea so it has more potential than Zagreb ever will! Not to mention that there is so much more to see in the area around it than is the case with relatively small Zagreb with a lot of communistic buildings.

      Investing in SPU is investing in the future of Croatia. Investing in Zagreb is for the politicians and corrupt bureaucrats.

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    12. Well, since most of the remaining industry is located in Zagreb, investing in Zagreb is much more than helping the politicians. Since I live in Dubrovnik, all I can say that Croatia depends on tourism a bit too much, one lousy tourist season and the whole country will feel the consequences, unfortunately.

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    13. Remaining industry? Let me tell you that tourism is also an industry... one that is keeping this damn country from totally colapsing.

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    14. Anonymous 5:59, which part of my post (5:43) you didn't understand? Did I say that tourism is not an industry?

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    15. How old are all of you? Damn kids...

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    16. As I said there was not money for much bigger Zagreb, capital of Croatia, city with 1 million tourists, center of education, trade, industry, services, politics... of Croatia. So, for sure than there can not be money for much smaller Split which has just and only tourism and nothing else.

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    17. We-in split-certainly prefer"just only tourism"than corruption!!

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    18. Split if so famous that it is Croatian non-corruption zone!?!?!?! Come on, if any part of Croatia is famous of corruption that is Split. Same of main prisoners or not jet prisoners but well known corruption mags (with corruption scandals) that are from Split:

      - Ivo Sanader
      - Nadan Vidošević
      - Željko Kerum
      - Jakov Sedlar
      - Igor Štimac...

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    19. Well...It will take for me ages to count all the corrupted people from zagreb so it's not worth while!

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  7. Good for them. DBV has always been the most proactive airport in ex-YU. It's a shame they lost Dubrovnik Airline as now they lack a serious player who will work with them. OU is a joke and shouldn't be taken seriously.

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    1. I understand OU on this one. Traffic at DBV is highly seasonal. You can't fill a Dash 8 several times per week to some EU city during the winter, especially in November and February. Christmas might be an exception. Dubrovnik Airline went bankrupt after all and even they were planning moving most flights to ZAG during the winter. I don't understand how Qatar Airways will fly there at winter time if the rumours are true.

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    2. Dubrovnik Airline didn't go bust because there was no market here in DBV, they failed because of a bad lease on their A320s!

      Of course there is not much market in winter but there is enough money in summer to keep them alive in low season. Also they can work on promoting DBV to Scandinavians and other northern people

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    3. Maybe Thomas Cook opens a base one day there. Could work very well for them.

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    4. Thomas Cook trim their service in Dubrovnik this year to just 2 routes (Brussels, Lille). So, it is not working well for them at all!

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    5. TC couldn't develop the croatian market. Look at Thomson's/TUI's capacity..

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    6. Croatian Airlines has daily flights to Dubrovnik in winters, however there's no money in winters, OU is bleeding money for daily flights to Split and Dubrovnik which aren't profitable or commercial.

      OU did right by cuttings its losses in winters and cut number of winter flights to three daily to Dubrovnik, even that is way too much. Dubrovnik isn't a big city, has only 40-50 000 inhabitants.

      The fact that Dubrovnik has only 20-30 000 pax between November 1st and March 31st per month on average is mainly due to OU maintaining these flights at a great loss.



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    7. And that is why most of flights have more than 90% LF even during winter with price of 150-200 EUR per return ticket.

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  8. Love the Croatia Airlines DC-8! Well done to the authorities... given recent events, the Croatian coast should expect much higher tourist figures from other markets and improving infrastructure will capitalise on this.

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  9. OT LJU airport - has no intention to upgrade the Schengen Busgates. There is 5 gates
    total seats at those 5 gates 100. Those gates are mostly used by JP. Lets say there is 5 full CRJ9 flights, this sums up to 430 passengers. Means not even 25% have seating availability

    Thats real bad. I cant imagine how LJU airport will handle passenger flows until 2030 with current facilities. By 2030 Fraport promised a new terminal

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  10. DBV uskoro se vraća na broj 2 u Hrvatskoj i broj 3 u regiji.

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    1. Naah DBV can never overtake SPU.

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  11. I am quite sure that Split soon will become an airport to avoid, a victim of its own success. Zadar has already got attention (look at LOT- some flights go to Zadar, some to Split), Dubrovnik will receive charters for Međugorje and Makarska Riviera... Split is being completely lost in transition, no idea what to do, no idea have to deal with increasing traffic. Split is so pax-unfriendly, the reviews are bad, it could alarm airliners to avoid Split, especially the legacy ones.

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  12. This does look good. Well cone Dubrovnik :)

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  13. From what I here, runway work will be done during winter 2016/17 when there is little traffic. But I don't know whether they are actually extending the runway or just putting new asphalt.

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  14. Looks exactly the same as the other terminal.

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    1. Which means it looks great! Thanks ;)

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  15. Bice zanimljivo videti hoce li i ASL slati svoj A332 za SPU i DBV.
    INN-NS

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    1. Ma naravno, i to bar 4 puta tjedno. Ova dva dana kad ne leti za JFK imat ce shuttle za SPU i DBV.

      Bit ce da je to razlog zasto imaju 6 frekvencija tjedno, a ne cak ni 7, a dio je sa ATR. Koji si ti.... o boze...

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    2. Nista nije nemoguce a bitno da pametujete a ne znamo sta vi pisete posto ste toliko pametni.
      INN-NS

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    3. Vazno da si ti pametan za sve nas.

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  16. OT: Na drugom forumu piše insider info da će na letu BEG-JFK letjeti Airbus 330s. Što to znači? Koji je avion uopće trebao doći?

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  17. Air Serbia and El Al signed a codeshare agreement :)
    http://www.airserbia.com/en/corporate/news?newsplus_news_id=125498&newsplus_topic_id=77910

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    1. Why is the CEO going to sign a code-share? Isn't that the job of the commercial director or the head of alliances?

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    2. i would have thought if the CEO of El Al turns up in Israel for this event, then that surely obligates the Air Serbia CEO doesn't it ?

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    3. Just to add to anonymous above, protocal for these things is dictated by the host airline. So if the host CEO attends the signing, then it means that the other CEO needs to also attend.

      Besides, i'm sure that there's more to it than just a codeshare. El Al don't have too many codeshare relationships and choose their partners carefully, so it will be interesting to see what comes out of this

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    4. Choose their partners carefully? You knowledge in air traffic is very low. No companies want to have code-share with ElAl. They try to enter any alliance and all three alliances refuse even to negotiate with ElAl about membership. In one point ElAl announce they will open 4th alliance because of that but no company want to enter that ElAl alliance.

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    5. What is wrong with El Al? Dont say its because of Emirati companies since lately it is known that Isreali and Emirati sides have established some under the table diplomatic contact as well as some limited trade.

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    6. Dane had to go because JU no longer has a chief commercial. When Stamenkovic was fired he took over his job which is stupid but he wanted it that way.

      A code-share signing can be done by anyone and it's not that formal to require doing it in person. Usually it's mailed. I heard a rumour in the office that he went to beg for some new slots. And the El Al CEO showed up because this clown went down there. So it wasn't the LY CEO was dictating anything.

      Though I think TLV should be the least of his worries. ;)

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  18. OT: Koliki je gubitak ASL
    http://www.danas.rs/danasrs/dijalog/koliki_je_gubitak_er_srbije_.46.html?news_id=318157

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    1. Jos jedan od bisera Brkica, uporedjuje LF Air Serbije sa easyJet-om, Norwegianom i Aegianom!

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    2. Zbrkić manje zna o avijaciji nego deca na ovom forumu. Objaviti njegove avio izmišljotine je samoubistvo kredibiliteta svakog medija.

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    3. Kad se prisetimo da je Er Srbija prve (nepune) godine poslovanja (2013.) napravila gubitak od oko 70 miliona evra, druge poslovne godine (2014.) oko 90 miliona evra i treće godine poslovanja (2015.) oko 60 miliona evra, nije teško izračunato da za tri godine zadovoljstvo suvlasništva u nacionalnoj avio-kompaniji košta poreske obveznike Srbije 220 miliona evra. I pored ovakvog poslovnog rezultata i podatka iz forenzičke analize da je prihod po putniku opao u prošlog godini sa 85 evra (na polugodištu) na 78 evra (na kraju godine), direktor Kondić s optimizmom gleda u svetlu budućnost. "U 2015. smo postavili čvrst temelj za nastavak rasta u ovoj godini, čiji će vrhunac biti uspostavljanje svakodnevnih letova za NJujork. Posle dve godine poslovanja, Er Srbija je zaista uhvatila zamajac. Sada smo avio-kompanija koja ima više samopouzdanja", kaže Kondić. - See more at: http://www.danas.rs/danasrs/dijalog/koliki_je_gubitak_er_srbije_.46.html?news_id=318157#sthash.XQRcPwcg.dpuf

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    4. Дечко ТзарMarch 30, 2016 at 5:46 AM

      Iz kog otvora na donjem delu tela je izvukao te milione gubitka? Očigledno ne zna šta govori jer kaže da se PLF dobija "ukrštanjem" ASK i RPK. Nije množenje nego deljenje u pitanju! Očigledno ne zna ni da prepisuje materijal koji mu je dostavljen! Ja se nudim da finasiram sledeći tekst koji će on napisati, ja ću birati aviokompaniju i da li će tekst biti pozitivan ili negativan, samo da znam da li se plaća po šlajfni ili po broju reči? Plaćam više od moćnih evropskih aviokompanija!

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    5. Decko car, krajnje je smesno kada ti nekom kazes da prica gluposti posle svih nebuloza koje si napisao ovde tokom proteklih meseci.

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    6. Ako su gluposti neka MB napiše članak u listu Danas gde će pobijati te gluposti, nemam ništa protiv. Do tada ću napadati njegove gluposti. Dakle još jednom PLF=RPK/ASK a ne ukrštanje kako je lupio. Osim toga 64% je potpuna glupost treba reći istinu o tome koliko je promašio. Brojke o milionima gubitaka nemaju nikakav izvor, zaključci do koje dolaze njegovi "forenzičari" su komični.

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    7. Ovde se dosta diskutovalo o tim gubicim i navodnim profitima tako da iako se on nalupetao ima onih koji su neprofitabilnost er srbije obrazlozili.

      Na kraju krajeva, videli smo juce koju kolicinu para JU nije platio BEG-u. Dakle ne samo sto su dobili popuste kakve retko ko ima u Evropi vec i tu 'sicu' sto moraju da placaju ne placaju.

      Dakle osnova, svrha onoga sta ja ovaj pisao je istina... e sad, sto se ne razume u vazduhoplovstvo to je druga stvar.

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    8. Suština je u tvojoj poslednjoj rečenici: zašto uopšte piše o vazduhoplovstvu kad se vidi da mu neko drugi potura šta će pisati? To nije novinarstvo nego plaćeni pamflet.

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  19. OT
    Tomorrow press-conference of David O'Brien in Sofia @ 2 p.m. Interesting news are coming.

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    1. Who is David O'Brien, actor?

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    2. Ryan Air commercial director.

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